Brian Daly, AVP Standards & Industry Alliances, Wireless Technology, AT&T

3GPP Release 17 & Beyond

A new ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council initiative was launched in January 2019 to develop ATIS’ vision of standards roadmap for 3GPP post-Release 16 to identify key technologies and consider how the transformational societal/business impacts of these technologies will drive requirements. With the industry push toward 5G progressing rapidly, 3GPP Release 16 is currently being defined, but consideration is needed for what follows Release 16. 5G innovation and other trends are emerging with a surprising number of futuristic technologies on the horizon over the next decade, the estimated date for widespread 5G deployment.